Hi 👋 my name is Michael Preuss. My last name is pronounced like Rolls Royce … Royce … Proyce … Preuss. I know, it's German 🤷♂️ I'm the Director of Digital Experience at GitLab.
I am energetic, ambitious, and adventurous. I welcome challenges and will not be diverted from my purpose. Instead, I am determined to work on a project tirelessly to bring it to completion. I take advantage of new opportunities better than most people. Life for me can be a vibrant affair in which I passionately pursue success, experience, and achievement. I am dramatic, idealistic, proud, and self-assured with a creative mind.
People love relating to me personally and professionally, whether one-on-one or in a group setting. They feel safe and secure knowing that I am:
I am an innovative thinker with an actively curious and very quick mind. With my talent for grasping abstract concepts, I learn new ideas quickly and easily.
I turn thought into action almost instantly. When I get an idea, I become excited, get others excited about it, then act on it. I can become so involved in my pursuit of success that I forget to tend to the necessary details and planning along the way. I must learn to discern good ideas from bad ones and, most of all, to make a clear outline of the steps, procedures, and deadlines needed to proceed successfully.
Blind spots (I'm working on these, please call me out if you're affected by any!)
I am a charismatic leader, constantly in motion, seeing possibilities, inspiring people, and promoting action. My strengths involve Explore, Excite, and Execute energy:
I see the Big Picture, recognize possibilities, generate awareness, and find meaning. Qualities and skills of Explore leadership include resourcefulness, innovation, patience, curiosity, fairness, seeking harmony, and sympathizing with and helping others.
I foster open communication, encourage and motivate others, spread enthusiasm, collaborate, and build strong teams. Qualities and skills of Excite leadership include relationship building, social and speaking skills, presence, humour, inspiration, and motivation.
I am efficient in providing clear instruction, focusing efforts, taking practical action, and achieving results. Qualities and skills of Execute leadership include delegating, challenging, decision making, time management, confidence, and determination.
The way I see it, life is short, we're all trying our best, so let's make awesome sh*t together.